Denise Kralj, MFT
Gestalt Psychotherapy &
Attachment-focused EMDR (Parnell Institute Basic Training)
Thank you for visiting
All are welcome. Some clients who have come to me have been:
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA); people using any 12 step program (ACA, AlAnon, AA, CoDA)
Teachers, writers/artists, activists
Those in the tech and design industries
Therapists and MFT interns
First- and second-generation immigrants
Multi-racial couples and families
What brings people into therapy is usually a challenge in living in our context, which points the way to discover and nourish our wholeness, all the parts within that need attention and healing. Creatively adjusting to our relationships, circumstances, and environments requires that we build internal awareness and experiment with choice. Mutually, we need relationships to build awareness. Exposure to an empathic relationship that focuses on your growth is one of the best things you can give yourself.
To begin, we will get a good sense about what it is that you want out of therapy, as best you can say, and we look at your life so far. I take a thorough history so that I can sense into what wounding has shaped you. I listen for single-incident and complex traumas, unmet needs and blank spots, as well as for resources and how you survived.
I use Gestalt, Attachment-focused EMDR (basic training and moving toward certification), Internal Family Systems (registered level one training), Sand Tray, mindfulness, and various somatic approaches. These modalities blend well together and have a holistic perspective in common. At times I will lead with one modality over others. Please read about my approaches on that page.